The actor, in a recurring role on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” this season as anesthesiologist Ben Warren, has joined Rhimes’ new ABC pilot, “Off the Map.”
Written by Jenna Bans, “Map” revolves around three doctors who leave the comfort of the U.S. to work at an isolated tropical clinic, Cruz del Sur, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
George will play Dr. Otis Abbot, a brilliant ER doctor at the clinic who likes women, cigarettes, and the occasional dirty joke and works closely with the clinic’s founder, Ben Hanley (Martin Henderson).
While he is described as very talented, Abbot’s brilliance is not quite evident in his motto: “When in doubt, give Ibuprofen.”
George, whose character on “Grey’s” has hit it off with Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), is a favorite of Rhimes, who also cast him in her pilot last year, “Inside the Box.” He’s also a favorite of ABC where he has co-starred on three series, “What About Brian,” “Eli Stone” and, most recently, “Eastwick.”